May 16, 2014 22:00
May 13 h 19:00
CHE FARE? FATE PRESTO
conferenza iconoclasta (iconoclastic lecture)
contributions: Luigi Carlo Baldassarri, Armin Ebrahimi,
Sami Khatibi, Salvatore Sansone
May 14 h 22:00
May 15 h 22:00
Dancing / Stand clear of the closing doors
May 16 h 22:00
Dancing / Stand clear of the closing doors / Conferenza Heavy Metal
FATE PRESTO is a format created by artist Massimo Barzagli with Luisa Cortesi and Marina Giovannini. A project of dance and contemporary art that multiplies, amplifies and differentiates ways to represent an idea for a show, and a “container” – the Alcatraz space of Stazione Leopolda – which becomes a “place of dance exhibition”, a free space of observation on the different ways, different architectural slants, different forms that can come together in a single format.
FATE PRESTO – the title evokes works by Andy Warhol and Argento Migliore (Living Theatre) inspired by the Irpinia earthquake of 1980 – is conceived as a container of “modules”, “reflections”, “visions” that spring to life from differing means and disciplines, through a single de-structuring process. Yet if on the one hand the concept of destruction of the image advances, on the other the aim is to test the will to construct, to forge matter continuously, to construct “new visions” of the representation of the body or the bodies in relation one to the other and in relation to the time and place of the scene, overturning the rules.
FATE PRESTO comprises three modules/reflections, Dancing, Stand clear of the closing doors, Conferenza Heavy Metal, to be presented over three days through a process of addition (first day Dancing; second day Dancing + Stand clear of the closing doors; third day Dancing + Stand clear of the closing doors + Conferenza Heavy Metal).
Dancing is a choreography in the form of a duet with protagonists Luisa Cortesi and Marina Giovannini. The investigation and query on which the work is based advance in the relation between the dancers and in the very sense of the concept of dance itself. At the moment of realization it seems that the dancers distance themselves from their own singularity and authorial identity to become a sort of rib cage with two lungs. An image completed by composition, interaction, reflection and absorption.
Stand clear of the closing doors -“choreographic residency” – implies the involvement of ten interpreters, coordinated by dancer Lucrezia Palandri, and concentrates on the idea of participation in on-stage action and contact between the dancers’ bodies. An active collision that pushes the body of one towards that of the other, as happens in the “pogo” at raves or punk and metal concerts. That type of experience claims identity with a group and can launch a rite of social breakaway.
The Conferenza Heavy Metal, held by the young Florentine artist Emiliano Cammarota, leads us through a sort of dj-set towards listening to and experiencing this musical genre. The audience is invited to listen and a performance space is available as a dance floor, a place for collective dancing and sharing the music. The “stage” becomes a dance floor mirror and the spectators are the protagonists of the show.
The project was conceived as a living creative process. Starting in January in the spaces of CANGO – Cantieri Goldonetta in Florence and of the Teatro Era in Pontedera, Fabbrica Europa will then continue in international structures and festivals, in the vision of a route involving more and more new artists, co-ordinated by the basic nucleus Barzagli/Cortesi.
During the first programming of FATE PRESTO the works of the artists Nataly Arancio and Manuela Menici will be presented.
Che fare FATE PRESTO WHY?! by Massimo Barzagli
TWO HOMOLOGIES, MANY QUESTIONS AND A POSSIBLE ANSWER by Marco Bazzini